Meaning of pugilistic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpjuːdʒɪˈlɪstɪk/

Translate pugilistic into Spanish


dated, humorous

See pugilist

‘Buried in his pugilistic proclamation - in which he also declared war on ‘nonviolent civil disobedience’ - was a curious invitation.’
  • ‘Her continued efforts at world pugilistic dominance recommence on Jan.16 in championships in Pointe Claire, where she'll be battling again to maintain her ranking.’
  • ‘Political infighting rarely comes to real fisticuffs, but the Scottish Tories at their Dundee conference this weekend were clearly being inspired by pugilistic events going on at Hampden.’
  • ‘Finding no solace at home, he is taunted, bullied and beaten by a pugilistic stepfather and eventually sent by his sympathetic, but passive, mother to a private boarding school to study his sixth form.’
  • ‘A favorite uncle provided pointers on pugilistic defenses against bullies - namely her father, who was the first regular bully in her life.’